Formatting CDs

Ian Malone ibmalone at
Wed Jun 27 13:24:57 UTC 2007

On 27/06/07, Aaron Konstam <akonstam at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-06-26 at 21:33 -0500, Justin W wrote:
> > Thufir wrote:
> > > I'm not sure that it's possible to mount a CD R/W such that you can write
> > > and read to it dynamically with random access.
> > >

> > >
> > If I remember correctly, a version of Nero on Windows used to be able to
> > do that.  Unfortunately, I never used it because the only time I tried
> > to, the computer glitched and permanently destroyed my CDRW, so I've
> > never tried again.
> >
> > I'd venture to guess that Nero installed a CD-ROM driver in Windows and
> > took care of writing to the CD in a proprietary format.  In that way,
> > I'd also assume that using only software to manage that would not be
> > possible, as device driver-level support would also be required.
> >

> The above is incorrect. Nero is a program that can format a CD-RW under
> windows. Once formatted the CD can be used like any of the hard-drives.

I seem to remember InCD was required (and needing to install it
on other machines that wanted to be able to read the disc).


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